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Yeomans tallies 13

Melanie Yeomans (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Melanie Yeomans (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Gettysburg opened up an 18-point third-quarter lead, defeating McDaniel 66-53 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action on Wednesday.

Melanie Yeomans (Myersville, Md./South Hagerstown) led the Green Terror (6-9, 4-5 CC) in the scoring column with 13 points while Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College) filled up the stat line, contributing 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks.

Emily Gibbons scored 20 of her game-high 24 points after halftime for the Bullets (13-2, 9-1 CC) and also added 17 rebounds.

Each team built a four-point lead in a first quarter that featured four ties and three lead changes.

McDnaiel stretched the lead to 19-16 on a Yeomans jumper with 6:55 to play in the second quarter before back-to-back Emily Gibbsons layups accounted for the game's four, and final, lead change and a 20-19 edge with 5:09 on the clock.

Triples from Kiera Cesareo and Emma Dorshimer around a Yeomans jumper gave the visitors a 26-21 lead just 1 minute, 40 seconds later.

An Ashley Gehrin 3-pointer pushed the lead as large as 10 before Halle Burgess (Ashton, Md./Good Counsel) responded with a triple of her own in the waning seconds to make it a 33-26 game at the break.

With the lead at 41-32, Gibbins hits two straight jumpers to spark an 11-2 run that gave the visitors a 52-34 lead.

Jasmine Smith (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) beat the buzzer with 15-foot jumper to make it a 52-36 game entering the final period.

The lead fluttered between 16 and 18 points until 3-pointers from Yeomans and Burgess cut the deficit to 62-50 with 2:32 remaining. However, that was as close as the Green Terror would get.

Burgess added 10 points off the bench for McDaniel.

The Green Terror returns to action at Ursinus on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.

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